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    Answered: 2017P With seemingly broader, larger and flatter lettering on the reverse.

    Good morning,

    I am wondering what it is that I am seeing here. It appears that the second S in States seems to be larger and perhaps flatter than the first S. The O in Of also appears to be unusually large.

    Cheers!

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  2. "You will also see this a lot on memorial cents. This is an area of localized reduced striking pressure. The bottom of the bust of Lincoln on the obverse die requires a lot of material to fill. Therefore, the area of ATES oF on the revese die gets reduced striking pressure in a similar fashion as the opposite side of a cud would. There isn't as much "backing" to get a full strike oftentimes.

    And as I just covered in the new article, this reduced striking pressure is often not enough to obliterate the planchet striations, which is why you also see those thin parallel striations in the area."


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    You will also see this a lot on memorial cents. This is an area of localized reduced striking pressure. The bottom of the bust of Lincoln on the obverse die requires a lot of material to fill. Therefore, the area of ATES oF on the revese die gets reduced striking pressure in a similar fashion as the opposite side of a cud would. There isn't as much "backing" to get a full strike oftentimes.

    And as I just covered in the new article, this reduced striking pressure is often not enough to obliterate the planchet striations, which is why you also see those thin parallel striations in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbrooks View Post
    And as I just covered in the new article, this reduced striking pressure is often not enough to obliterate the planchet striations, which is why you also see those thin parallel striations in the area.
    I didn't know about planchet striations. Thanks for the information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smauggie View Post
    I didn't know about planchet striations. Thanks for the information.
    Very nice job on the pics!! Here are a couple of links to posts about Will's striations.

    LINK (http://www.lincolncentforum.com/foru...hlight=picture)

    LINK (http://www.lincolncentforum.com/foru...hread-for-Will)

 

 

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